Jan 28, 2012

Whole green gram dal fry

This is another simple and wholesome dal recipe and another variation from the regular dal. The whole moong dal packs more nutrients. A wholesome protein source and this accompanies well with rice or rotis.

To pressure cook
Whole green gram/green moong dal - 1 cup
Tomato - 1 finely chopped
Green chillies - 2
Turmeric powder - 1/2 teaspoon

Onion - 1/2 finely chopped
Ginger garlic paste - 1 teaspoon
Red chilli powder - 1 teaspoon
Garam masala - 1 teaspoon
Oil - 1 spoon
Mustard seeds - 1 teaspoon
Urad dal - 1 teaspoon
Curry leaves 1 sprig
Coriander leaves/cilantro - for garnish
Salt to taste


  1. Soak the whole green moong dal for about 1 to 2 hours.
  2. Pressure cook the dal, green chillies, turmeric powder and tomatoes with enough water for about 4 to 5 whistles.
  3. Meanwhile, in a saucepan, heat the oil and do the tempering with the mustard seeds, urad dal and curry leaves.
  4. Once everything starts spluttering, add the chopped onions. Saute till the onions turn translucent.
  5. Then add the ginger garlic paste and saute till the raw smell goes away.
  6. Add the red chilli powder and garama masala and mix well.
  7. Finally add the cooked moong dal and enough water (approximately 1 cup) and bring it to a boil.
  8. Simmer until the required consistency is obtained.
  9. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve.

Note: The green moong dal thickens once the dal cools down. If planning to serve after a while, stir in some hot water or add some water and heat before serving.

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  1. Nutritious and protein packed dal fry..super tempting and comforting.

  2. high protein food...completely nutritious...
    looks very inviting!!

  3. One of or favorite dishes. I add mixed veggies too.

  4. I never tried cooking with whole green gram.. Looks good & healthy!

  5. very yummy ! i make this too, but sans onion and garlic, esp for fasting...

  6. I think this would taste splendid with Yogurt Rice. I am nuts about Yogurt Rice..so I am always looking for a great accompaniment. I love this dhal. Goes into my must-try list!

  7. Nice color and delicious recipe Divya

  8. Protein filled curry .. will go well with rotis..

  9. i make a similar one with sprouted green gram... its so wholesome & nutritious

  10. I have been looking for ways to use more green gram apart from the cherupayar thoran stir fry I always make. This sounds yummy!


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